Updates from Local 764

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LOCAL 764 UPDATE WEDNESDAY JUNE 16TH, 2021

Posted on June 21, 2021

Below is information on:

  • Local 764 June Meeting Announcement
  • Reopening updates from MOME (Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment)
  • Invite from Local 52’s Green Committee: NYC FilmGreen Workshop Saturday June 19th
  • AFL-CIO: Union Members Can Do This
  • Metropolitan Opera Virtual Picket Line
  • IATSE PRIDE: KEEPING COMMUNITY
  • Ranked Choice Voting

From Past Emails:

  • Online Job Site Visit Requests
  • OSHA Classes through IATSE Local 8 and the IATSE International
  • Be Scene Be Heard Mental Health App
  • MPTV COVID 19 Training
  • Other useful links

JUNE LOCAL 764 MEMBERSHIP MEETING

THE NEXT LOCAL 764 MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL BE ON

THURSDAY June 24th AT 2:30 pm

AGENDA: Regular Business of Local 764

THIS MEETING WILL HAPPEN ONLINE. 
REGISTRATION LINKS WILL BE EMAILED TO THE MEMBERSHIP ON JUNE 21st, AND POSTED ON THE LOCAL 764 WEBSITE

More Information

REOPENING UPDATES FROM MOME

From the Office of the Commissioner of NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70 percent of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. The State’s health guidance and New York Forward industry specific guidelines—including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing—are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings. 

Unvaccinated individuals continue to be responsible for wearing masks, in accordance with federal CDC guidance. Consistent with the State’s implementation of the recent CDC guidance, masks are still required for unvaccinated individuals. Further, the State’s health guidelines continue to be in effect for large-scale indoor event venues, pre-K to grade 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and health care settings per CDC guidelines.

New York State has adopted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People, which relaxes the masking and social distancing requirements for “fully vaccinated” people in most locations, except Pre-K to 12 schools, public transit, homeless shelters, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and healthcare settings. “Fully vaccinated” means two or more weeks after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or full doses of the COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization (e.g., AstraZeneca/Oxford).  

The State issued a two-page summary on how businesses can implement the CDC guidance. Businesses may choose to adhere to CDC guidance that fully vaccinated people do not have to wear masks or be socially distanced. Otherwise they must continue to follow guidelines that require six feet of social distancing and masks for all individuals, including employees and patrons.  The NYS Department of Labor issued guidance on the use of paid sick leave for COVID-19 Vaccine Recovery Time. This guidance states that Labor Law section 196-b allows employees to use sick leave for the recovery of any side effects of the COVID-19 vaccination and section 197-c allows leave to receive vaccinations.  

Return to Work Guidelines for each job, provided by your employer should be forwarded to the Union when you receive them, and let us know if you have not received any.  
Guidelines already received are on the Local 764 website.  

IATSE Return to Work Agreement is still effect.  

Please join Local 52’s Green Committee for a NYC FilmGreen Workshop!
Saturday, June 19th, 11:00a – 1:00p (Eastern Time on Zoom)

Workshop will be conducted by Emellie O’Brien, Founder & CEO of Earth Angel.

In 2017, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) launched its groundbreaking NYC FilmGreen designation program to promote and recognize sustainable production in NYC. As part of that program, MOME offers FREE workshops to all those interested in learning more about sustainable production. Learn the basics of green production and how it started, as well as tangible tips and ideas on how you can integrate more sustainable practices within your specific departments. And in honor of Juneteenth, there will also be discussion of the importance of intersectional environmentalism and why climate justice is also racial justice.

This will be a great opportunity to meet Emellie O’Brien and have all your recycling and sustainability questions answered! Come learn what you can do on set and share your resources and ideas for greener workplaces. 

REGISTER HERE!

About Earth Angel
Earth Angel is the leading sustainable production service provider founded on the vision that entertainment should never be made at the expense of the environment. They are one of a handful of companies in the world providing the strategy, skilled labor, supplies and analytics to help the entertainment industry reduce its environmental impact. 

Since 2013, Earth Angel has helped our productions avoid 8,500 metric tons of greenhouse gases, divert over 4,800 tons of waste, and donate over 125,000 meals to the local communities. Their client roster includes The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spielberg’s The Post, Emmy-winner The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Lin Manuel Miranda’s upcoming In the Heights. 

About the Presenter
Emellie O’Brien (EOB) is the Founder & CEO of Earth Angel. A pioneer of the sustainable filmmaking movement, she has worked with major motion pictures and television series to reduce their environmental impact as well as their bottom line since 2011.

About MOME
The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) comprises four
divisions: the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting which coordinates film
and television production throughout the five boroughs.

AFL-CIO: THIS IS OUR SHOT

Working people need strong health and safety protections in the workplace to prevent exposure to COVID-19. The workplace is a high-risk setting because we’re breathing the same air for long periods of time. That’s why vaccines for workers are even more important.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Clinical trials show that the vaccines are safe and help protect people from COVID-19: 

The AFL-CIO and the IATSE International is urging Union Members to show their Union Pride and do our part to end this pandemic.

METROPOLITAN OPERA VIRTUAL PICKET LINE

Sisters, Brothers, Kin, and Allies –

Metropolitan Opera workers are back at the bargaining table this week and they need your support. As our sisters, brothers, and kin fight back against draconian cuts to their hard-earned wages, you’re invited to join the first-of-its-kind virtual picket line.

https://metoperanews.com/virtualpicket/

We’re collecting photos to show Met Opera workers that there’s a strong community behind them. All are encourage to participate, not just those who work at the Met!

Once your submitted photo has been processed, you’ll see your image up on the digital picket line in front of the Metropolitan Opera steps! 
Be a part of the effort to stand up against Met Opera Management’s bad faith bargaining and show your union pride!

Local 764 Member Gayle Palmieri in Solidarity with Met Workers on the Virtual Picket LIne!

IATSE PRIDE COMMITTEE:
KEEPING COMMUNITY IN THE PANDEMIC

The IATSE PRIDE COMMITTEE is hosting a discussion panel on JUNE 21st, 2021 at 6 pm.  All members are welcome to attend:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88015742455

Or enter Webinar ID: 880 1574 2455

RANKED CHOICE VOTING: EARLY VOTING IS UNDERWAY!

JUNE 22nd is PRIMARY ELECTION DAY in NEW YORK CITY – EARLY VOTING IS UNDERWAY!

WHAT IS RANKED CHOICE VOTING?

In a 2019 ballot measure, 73.5% of New York City Voters voted yes for Ranked-Choice Voting. Voters can rank up to five candidates in order of preference, instead of casting a vote for just one.

Learn more about this process before primaries!

https://vote.nyc/page/ranked-choice-voting

FIND OUT MORE

Request a Job Site Visit Online

Due to COVID-19, Local 764 Business Representatives must comply with individual production testing requirements when visiting members on their jobs sites. To facilitate this, Local 764 has set up a regular testing schedule for its Business Representatives.

In answer to requests by members, an online sign up form has been created to help members schedule routine visits during COVID-19 on the Members’ section of the Local 764 website.  You can find this request for under the “Job Site Visits” tab on the Main Menu.

The purpose of this form is to facilitate routine visits only.  If you need a Representative to visit in an emergency, or have an immediate need on set, please contact a Local 764 Business Representative directly:

Frank Gallagher: [email protected]
Leah Okin: [email protected]

OSHA 10 CLASSES

Local 8 of the IATSE continues to share opportunities for  Local 764 members to take Online OSHA 10 Classes.

To inquire about OSHA 10 Classes with Union Kin from Local 8 (Philadelphia PA), please got to https://www.iatse8.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/form_page.cfm&formID=105265 to sign up!

Be Scene Be Heard App 

SIGN UP NOW FOR FREE EMOTIONAL WELLNESS APP!

Local 764’s landing page is LIVE – sign up for a free subscription to the Behind the Scenes Peer to Peer Chat App from iRel8!

Local 764 is making this emotional wellness tool free to our members.

The link below will take you to Local 764’s landing page to register.  Download the app, and check your email for a password that will allow you to log and start using the app for free!

The app is anonymous – you do not have to identify yourself as a Local 764 member after the initial log-in process.  Local 764 will not be given any access to members log in or information.

For some Local 764 members, the app may be a way to reach out to others to get fresh ideas and resources to navigate challenging and stressful times at work and home.  For others, it may be a way to help others meet these challenges. For all, we hope this provides a way to foster our community and help each other in a safe space.
https://irel8.org/local764/

Be Scene Be Heard App

MPTV COVID 19 TRAINING

The IATSE Training Trust Fund, in partnership with the Contract Services Administration Trust Fund, is providing the online C19 – COVID-19 Prevention Training that your employer may require to return to work.

This link is available on the Members’ Section of the Local 764 Website under the COVID-19 SAFETY tab on the menu.

**Please note this course is NOT in your TTF Safety First! account.**

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc-FfTRGUTOP5_-TlyysAE3LPgBsKPBuscU5gZ4ocY4Xqr9ug/viewform
 
*If you already have a TTF portal account for the A, A2, and HP1 (or HP2*) courses, you do not need complete this application. The C19 course is available in your existing portal account.

RESOURCES

Local 764 Wally Hall Fund

Members in good standing may take a loan of up to $3000.00 from the Local 764 Wally Hall Emergency Fund.  These loans are interest free for 18 months.  Please contact Julie Fernandez at [email protected] for more information.

Actors Fund

Local 764 has a Members Assistance Program that is administered by the Actors Fund.  Members should contact [email protected] for the social service resources provided through the 764 Membership Assistance Program.

For information and application to financial assistance provided through the Actors Fund, please visit their website here: https://actorsfund.org/am-i-eligible-help

The Actors Fund works in conjunction with the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), and they coordinate grants to COVID-19 applicants.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Local 764 Members have access to the Mental Health resources provided by Behind the Scenes, which includes a peer-to-peer chat app, an Entertainment Industry Therapist Finder, and other resources.  These resources may be shared with family members, and can assist you in reaching out to someone you are worried about.

https://wp.behindthescenescharity.org/mental-health-and-suicide-prevention-initiative/

Be Scene Be Heard App – Free for Local 764 Members:
https://irel8.org/local764/

RETURN TO WORK

If you are contacted by your employer to return to work, PLEASE CONTACT LOCAL 764!
For Leah Okin: [email protected]
For Frank Gallagher: [email protected]